Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

fuddy–duddy

play
noun fud·dy–dud·dy \ˈfə-dē-ˌdə-dē\

Simple Definition of fuddy–duddy

  • : a person with old-fashioned or conservative ideas and attitudes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fuddy–duddy

plural

fuddy–duddies

  1. :  one that is old-fashioned, unimaginative, or conservative

fuddy–duddy

adjective

Origin and Etymology of fuddy–duddy

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1904


Learn More about fuddy–duddy

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of fuddy–duddy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fuddy–duddy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate acommodate accomodate acommadate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ